Everyone we saw at Metro Times' United We Brunch 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 10, Detroiters came down for to the Majestic Theatre Complex for the most important meal of the day: Brunch.…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at Metro Times' United We Brunch 2020
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The 20 hottest restaurants in the Detroit area right at this moment

The restaurant scene in the Detroit area is hotter than hot, and all the options might make you dizzy. To help you…

By Metro Times Staff

Leila
    1249 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-816-8100; leiladetroit.com
    With 4,500-square-feet, Leila has the space to serve family-style Lebanese dishes. Classic fare includes dry-rubbed pork, grilled meat dishes called mashawi, and a selection of seafood.
    Photo via Leila / Facebook
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The 20 best date night spots in the Detroit area

Here are a few Detroit-area hotspots where you can share a romantic night with your one and only.

By Metro Times Staff

Prime + Proper
    1145 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-636-3100; primeandproperdetroit.com
    Prime + Proper wood-fires all of their meats to perfection. The style of this restaurant is contemporary, yet old-fashioned for a timeless date.
    Photo via Prime + Proper / Facebook
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20 Detroit chicken wing spots you should have tried by now

Moist towelette? Check. Ranch? You bet. A frosty cold one to wash down the Detroit delicacy most commonly known as the humble…

By Metro Times Staff

Sweetwater Tavern
    400 E. Congress St.; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net
    Sweetwater, a perennial favorite for wings, doesn't disappoint. These are what wings should be. Vinegary, spicy, and charred but still moist. Where mere mortals will pack wings with too much salt or rely heavily on cayenne and heat, the wing gods at Sweetwater know about balance and how to produce a piquant wing that lives up to the hype.
    Photo by Tom Perkins
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25 healthy Detroit-area restaurants to help you keep your New Year's resolutions

New year, new you. With 2020 comes big resolutions, and being a healthier human is often one of them. Luckily, these 25…

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Seva
    66 E. Forest Ave., Detroit; 313-974-6661; sevarestaurant.com
    This vegetarian restaurant comes packed with vegan options as well as a juice bar and a coffee bar. With a toaster dedicated to gluten-free bread, you can be sure that Seva will be accommodating of your dietary restrictions.
    Photo via Seva Detroit / Facebook
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to Michigan in 2020

This year was good, but next year is looking even more scrumptious. The metro Detroit food scene is about to serve up…

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Eastern Market Brewing Company
    Expected to open in early 2020 at 567 Livernois Ave., Ferndale
    Eastern Market Brewing Company bought Axle Brewing Company, formerly Livernois Tap. Because the new location will not be in Eastern Market, they may offer different beers.
    Photo via Eastern Market Brewing Co / Facebook
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We'll miss these Detroit restaurants that closed in 2019

While Detroit's food scene continues to impress, not every local restaurant, bakery, and eatery made it through 2019. Here's a look at…

By Metro Times Staff

Drive Table Tennis Social Club
    645 Griswold St. #144
    Located in the Penobscot Building, Drive Table Tennis Social Club was a unique venture that combined a restaurant, bar, and table tennis club. The spot closed in late January after six years of operation.
    Photo via Drive Table Tennis Social Club / Facebook
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25 essential Chinese restaurants in the Detroit area you should have tried by now

From decades-old, family-owned establishments to new fusion spots focusing on contemporary flavors, these restaurants are offering up some of the best Chinese…

By Metro Times Staff

Midtown Shangri-La
    4710 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-974-7669; midtownshangri-la.com
    Shangri-La is the name of a mythical Tibetan paradise, and this restaurant is fairly close. Inside you’ll find a full bar as well as a plethora of menu options.
    Photo via Shangri-La / Facebook
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20 of the best new restaurants that opened in Detroit in 2019

In 2019, Detroit gained a number of new restaurants and bars. From pizza to pierogis, here's a few favorites.

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Karl’s
    1509 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-855-2757; karlsdetroit.com
    While Detroit has no shortage of diners, Karl’s stands out. Located in the beautifully decorated Siren Hotel, Karl’s is run by Chef Kate, the mastermind behind Corktown’s nationally recognized Lady of the House restaurant.
    Photo via Karl’s / Facebook
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These Detroit-area restaurants are totally worth the wait

Sometimes when you're hungry, the sight of a line of diners winding out the door of a popular spot is enough to…

By Metro Times Staff

These Detroit-area restaurants are totally worth the wait
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22 of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Detroit

When you're choosing where to eat for a special night out, ambience might be just as important to you as what's on…

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FOLK Detroit
    1701 Trumbull Ave., Detroit; 313-290-5849; folkdetroit.com
    Photo via  Folk Detroit / Facebook
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Everyone we saw getting wild at Whiskey in the Winter

Metro Times held our inaugural celebration of all things whiskey at the Detroit Shipping Co. for a toasty evening of eating, drinking,…

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Photo by Ashley Toodle
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26 Detroit-area spots serving food on Thanksgiving Day in 2019

Don't want to cook? You don't have to! These restaurants are making Thanksgiving less stressful by offering brunches, dinners, or buffets so…

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The Henry, Autograph Collection
    300 Town Center Dr., Dearborn; 313-441-2000; behenry.com
    The Autograph Collection is located in the beautiful and historic dining area of The Marriott in Dearborn. A full course Thanksgiving meal with choices of sides and dessert will be served. The meal costs $58.80 per person, or $32 for children ages 4 to 12. 
    Photo via The Henry - Autograph Collection / Facebook
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The cheesiest foods in the Detroit area

Cheese is one of the loveliest things in the world. If you’re hungry and only something cheesy will hit the spot, these…

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Fondue
    Melting Pot
    888 W Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-362-2221; meltingpot.com
    Known for its wide variety of fondue, the Melting Pot is sure to have something for everyone. From Wisconsin cheddar to fiesta fondue, you and your friends can surely dip until your heart's content.
    Photo via The Melting Pot Restaurants / Facebook
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Essential Detroit-area bars with food as good as their drinks

Sometimes going to the bar is so fun that you don't want to have to make another stop at a restaurant just…

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Woodbridge Pub
    5169 Trumbull Ave.; 313-833-2701; woodbridgepub.com
    With mouth-watering menu selections such as spinach and artichoke dip, feta philo with honey, and Michigan cherry salad, Woodbridge Pub is a great spot to grab a beer and a filling, hearty meal. Plus, most dishes are crafted with ingredients sourced from urban farmers and vendors located within five miles of the pub.Photo via Woodbridge Pub Detroit / Facebook
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17 places to find pumpkin pie in the Detroit area

It's that time of year again — pumpkin pie season. For this scrumptious seasonal dessert, you don't have to settle for a…

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Hermann’s Bakery
    317 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-541-3218; hermannsbakeryroyaloak.com
    Hermann’s offers breads, cakes, and other sweet treats, all homemade at their Royal Oak shop. In addition to a classic pumpkin pie, Hermann’s also offers a nut and streusel-topped version. 
    Photo via Hermann’s Bakery / Facebook
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The 20 best Detroit restaurants when you’re broke AF

Great food doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are a few of our favorite Detroit restaurants where you…

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Checker Bar Detroit
    124 Cadillac Sq., Detroit; 313-961-9249; checkerbar.com  
    You can’t miss the checker-patterned building in the middle of Downtown. Opened in 1954, Checker Bar has served burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and more for over 50 years.
    Photo via Google Maps
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Warm up your cold soul with soup at these 20 Detroit hotspots

As the temperature starts to inch lower and lower, we've begun to wrap ourselves in scarves and reach for those hot bowls…

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Cass Cafe
    4620 Cass Ave.; 313-831-1400; casscafe.com
    The roasted curry lentil soup at Cass Cafe pairs perfectly with a reuben, grilled cheese, or retro artichoke melt sandwich. Or you can try their soup and salad combo, which includes a cup of soup, garlic bread, and house salad. 
    Photo via Cass Cafe / Facebook
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25 essential restaurants located in Detroit's suburbs

Detroit is an attractive destination for foodies and everyone knows it — but the food scene in the suburbs of Detroit is…

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Mabel Gray
    23825 John R Rd., Hazel Park; mabelgraykitchen.com; 248-398-4300
    Mabel Gray serves exciting, innovative dishes in a cozy atmosphere. With no set menu, Mabel Gray emphasizes seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from Chef Rigato's network of local farms, butchers, and foragers.
    Photo via Mabel Gray / Facebook
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All the people, food, and oysters we saw at Shuck Yeah! 2019

Shuck Yeah! — Metro Times' oyster-tasting extravaganza — took place on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Ferndale's Otus Supply.10/20/2019 Photos by Dontae Rockymore

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All the people, food, and oysters we saw at Shuck Yeah! 2019
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26 hidden bars in the Detroit area and how to find them all

There are quite a few hidden gems in the Motor City and beyond, and our secret bars are among them. From speakeasies,…

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Nightcap
    220 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-369-6070; nightcapbara2.com
    Located in downtown Ann Arbor, this inventive cocktail bar offers twists on classic drinks as well as mocktails and spiked floats. The cozy seating and luxury speakeasy-esque decor make this the perfect spot for socializing and dancing.   
    Photo via Nightcap / Facebook
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What you can expect at this year's Shuck Yeah! oyster tasting event

Shuck Yeah! — Metro Times' oyster-tasting extravaganza — will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Ferndale's Otus Supply, from 11 a.m.…

By Metro Times Staff

What you can expect at this year's Shuck Yeah! oyster tasting event
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to Detroit this fall

Look out for these exciting new eateries that are about to debut in Detroit this year.

By Metro Times Staff

The most anticipated new restaurants coming to Detroit this fall
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20 of the best happy hour specials in Detroit right now

The 9-to-5 grind getting you down? We get it. The struggle is real, but thankfully it doesn't have to be really expensive. Once…

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Lady of the House
    1426 Bagley St, Detroit; 313-818-0218; ladyofthehousedetroit.com
    Tuesday - Friday, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    This Corktown spot has $6 brews, daiquiris, martinis, and red and white wine.
    Photo via Lady of the House Detroit / Facebook
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16 Detroit-area chicken sandwiches that are better than Popeyes

Detroit-area restaurants offer a diverse selection of chicken sandwiches, from Nashville hot to shawarma. You can skip Popeyes and head to one…

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Detroit Beer Company — Fried Chicken or Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich
    1529 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-962-1529; detroitbeerco.com
    Chicken sandwiches come two ways at Detroit Beer Company: barbecue pulled or fried. Their fried chicken sandwich comes with a pickled cabbage slaw and spicy aioli, while the pulled chicken is tossed with a sweet barbecue sauce and served with a cucumber and cabbage slaw. Wash either one down with a pint from the wide selection of craft beers available on tap.
    Photo via Detroit Beer CO / Facebook
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Everyone we saw at Detroit's 42nd Dally in the Alley

Once again, Detroit's Cass Corridor hosted a celebration of art, music, and one very busy alley for the 42nd annual Dally in…

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Everyone we saw at Detroit's 42nd Dally in the Alley
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20 metro Detroit places introverts can be alone in public

OK — so you have to leave the house not because you need something, but because your introverted ass needs to create…

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Kresge Court
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org
    Check out this light-filled atrium cafe for a late-afternoon lounge. The location (in the middle of a world-class museum) and the decor (tasteful but cozy) will warm any introvert’s heart. A curated menu includes innovative options like a lavender latte and cauliflower salad, while the dessert selection features Detroit classics such as bumpy cake and Faygo floats. After wandering the museum, this is the place to satisfy your sweet tooth and people-watch in peace.
    Photo courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts
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25 Michigan cider mills to see and taste this fall

It could be argued that autumn in Michigan is, in fact, the most wonderful time of year. A hallmark of the fall…

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Yates Cider Mill
    1990 E. Avon Rd., Rochester; 248-651-8300; 2375 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion 248-481-9203; yatescidermill.com
    Yates is unique because it doesn’t have just one location, but two, with one in Rochester and the other in Lake Orion. Both offer similar attractions and fall-ified treats. The Yates Ice Cream Shoppe invites those with a sweet tooth to make any number of homemade apple focused baked goods à la mode. They also offer historic mill tours, pony rides, river walks, and cider making. 
    
    Photo via Yates Cider Mill / Facebook
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Detroit's 30 best bars that aren't located downtown

Downtown Detroit has been reinvigorated in recent years, but sometimes on a night out you don't want to mess with the downtown parking…

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Raven Lounge and Restaurant
    5145 Chene St., Detroit; 313-924-7133
    
    Touted as Michigan's oldest Blues Bar, Raven Lounge and Restaurant is one of Detroit's go-to destinations for live music and some seriously delicious soul food.
    
    Photo by Marian Krzyzowski, used with permission
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10 old-school Detroit barbecue joints everyone should try

Before there was Slows Bar BQ, decades ago, small neighborhood barbecue joints of a much different vibe — like Nunn’s, Vicki’s, Lee’s,…

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Joe Ann's
    3139 Jerome St, Detroit; 313-366-3775
    Joe Ann's is one of the longest-running barbecue operations in Detroit (if not the longest-running), first serving up its delicious 'cue 65 years ago. If you go to Joe Ann's bright yellow building that's decorated with a picture of a grillin' pig and a proclamation that the restaurant is the castle of Detroit's "BBQ Queen." The best place to start here is the chicken. The BBQ Queen knows her bird, which is moist and falls off the bone in a manner that isn't common in Detroit's barbecue joints.
    Photo by Lee DeVito
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